|Latin name:||Hippeastrum 'Splash'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||1 year growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Growing Height:||30 - 40 cm|
|Bulb circumference:||26 cm|
Hippeastrum 'Splash' is quite easy to grow indoors. If it can not be planted immediately after receipt store in a cool place. Plant in a sturdy pot filled with fresh potting compost. Cover the bottom of the pot with a layer of potsherds or hydro granules. Approximately one third of the bulb should protrude above the soil. Water well and place in full daylight and enjoy the wonderful wealth of flowers. Avoid watering on the bulb. Every few days turn the pot so that the plant gets equal amount of daylight.
Water in small amounts at first, then water more often as you see the leaves and buds growing. At this stage, you should add plant food regularly when watering. During the flowering period place the pot away from direct sunlight, they will then remain beautiful for a longer time. After the flowering period cut the flowers off and the stem can be removed when it begins to wilt.
Keeping Hippeastrum over wintertime
Continue to water and feed your Hippeastrum 'Splash' even after the flowering period so that the bulbs can store sufficient food. Stop watering in September as round about this time the leaves start to die. Keep the bulbs in a cool, dark place and repot in December to encourage growth once again.
Hippeastrum 'Splash' has bright red flowers with a white star-shaped centre. The beautifully shaped flowers are a joy to behold. Gorgeous in the vase or in bouquets and flower arrangements. Hippeastrum is still well-known by its old name, amaryllis.